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November 2017 Archives

Court fight continues over California pension changes

In an effort to solve some of the funding problems that plague California's state-employee pension system that includes teachers, firefighters and other civil servants, the Governor scaled back some of the benefits new employees could enjoy with respect to their pensions. This new law was challenged in court, and it remains locked in the justice system.

How defamation works in employment law cases

As is the case throughout the United States, "defamation" is illegal in California. This means that anyone, including a San Diego worker, can sue, should another person, including that worker's former employer, make false statements about the worker that hurt the worker.

Review of who an "exempt" employee is for overtime

Most San Diego workers are aware that hourly employees have to be paid overtime, at one-and-a-half times their normal hourly wage, if they wind up working more than 40 hours in a given week. However, many if not most employees in the area are not hourly workers but rather receive a regular salary.

What are stock options and how do they work?

A San Diego employee who is taking on his or her first job after graduating college may be expected to sign an employment agreement of some sort before starting work. This agreement may discuss the employee's access to stock options, which employers may but not have to offer to their employees.